Brideshead Revisited

  • by Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by Jeremy Irons
  • 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece - a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire.
Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities.
At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.

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What the Critics Say

"Waugh's most deeply felt novel...Brideshead Revisited tells an absorbing story in imaginative terms...Mr. Waugh is very definitely an artist, with something like a genius for precision and clarity not surpassed by any novelist writing in English in his time." (New York Times)

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A total delight

No one reads as beautifully as Jeremy Irons. His voice is mesmerising! You recall the splendour of the BBC production, so long ago!
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- Jytte

Brideshead revisited

I wish there were more read by Jeremy Irons. Such a relaxing voice. The story was a fabulous insight into the life of this family of the upper class during the decades between wars. I thoroughly enjoyed listening.
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- Benita

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK